Academic Integrity Policy
Students of the university must conduct themselves in accordance with the highest standards of academic honesty and integrity. Failure to maintain academic integrity will not be tolerated. The following definitions are provided for understanding and clarity.
Definitions of Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Dishonesty
Student plagiarism is the presentation of the writing or thinking of another as the student’s own. In written or oral work a student may make fair use of quotations, ideas, images, etc., that appear in others’ work only if the student gives appropriate credit to the original authors, thinkers, owners, or creators of that work. This includes material found on the internet and in electronic databases.
Cheating entails the use of unauthorized or prohibited aids in accomplishing assigned academic tasks. Obtaining unauthorized help on examinations, using prohibited notes on closed-note examinations, and depending on others for the writing of essays or the creation of other assigned work are all forms of cheating.
Academic dishonesty may also include other acts intended to misrepresent the authorship of academic work or to undermine the integrity of the classroom or of grades assigned for academic work. Deliberate acts threatening the integrity of library materials or the smooth operation of laboratories are among possible acts of academic dishonesty.
See the Undergradate or specific Graduate School bulletins, available through MyDU, for more information.
Which style do I use?
Business uses the APA Style Manual, but always double check with your instructor if you are unsure of the correct style to use.
An article in a periodical (e.g., a journal, newspaper, or magazine)
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of periodical, volume number, pages.
A nonperiodical (e.g., book, report, brochure, or audiovisual media)
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
This video from Bainbridge State College explains how to avoid plagerism when writing a research paper.
The Library's book catalog and article databases offer citations in major styles that you can copy and paste into your bibliography.
Use the Cite this link at the top of a book record in the catalog. After clicking on it, choose your citation style, copy and paste. Always proofread the citation.
In EBSCO databases, for example, the Cite feature is on the right side of an article record. After clicking on it, choose your citation style, copy and paste. Always proofread the citation.